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Yeager-Benson Post 199 Wins Legion Tourney

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Post 199 out of Cincinnati won the American Legion Region V Tournament at VA Memorial Stadium Wednesday.

Yeager-Benson defeated Waverly Post 142 16-3 in 5-innings to advance to next week’s State Tournament at Beavers Field in Lancaster.

The win cooled the heels of Post 142 which dropped its opener Monday and fell into the loser’s bracket. Waverly managed three straight wins to survive to a final game with Cincinnati.

Waverly took advantage of Chillicothe Post 757 miscues for a 12-8 victory to earn the right to face Post 199. Chillicothe jumped out to a 7-2 lead, but Waverly gained momentum to rally to play an extra game.

Cincinnati will play at 7pm in Monday’s fourth game of the state tourney’s first round.

REGION V RESULTS:

Monday: Hillsboro 8, Waverly 3; Cincinnati 11, Portsmouth 2; Chillicothe 12, Hillsboro 2

Tuesday: Waverly 12, Portsmouth 1 (Portsmouth eliminated); Cincinnati 4, Chillicothe 2; Waverly 6, Hillsboro 4 (Hillsboro eliminated)

Wednesday: Waverly 12, Chillicothe 8 (Chillicothe eliminated); Cincinnati 16, Waverly 3 (Waverly eliminated) CHAMPION: CINCINNATI